Living with a cracked, broken, or damaged tooth can make life difficult; not to mention it can cause you pain and discomfort. If your tooth has been weakened from a cavity or injury, a dental crown can restore your tooth’s appearance and function in as little as two dental visits. Plaza Dental Care provides high-quality dental restorations to patients in Modbury, including customized dental crowns that can match your natural smile.
If your Modbury dentist has suggested that you may need a dental crown, here is some information you may want to know before you receive treatment.
When Would I Need a Dental Crown?
A dental crown, also called a tooth cap, is a small and durable covering that can be placed over a damaged tooth to reinforce its strength and improve its appearance. With a dental crown, you can chew, speak, and smile with more ease and functionality. Some of the concerns a tooth crown can repair include:
- A tooth treated by a root canal - After root canal treatment, your tooth can become more brittle and prone to fracture, but a crown can reduce the risk of breakage.
- A tooth with large or multiple fillings - A crown can help a heavily restored tooth withstand chewing forces and pressure, mitigating the risk of further damage.
- A cracked or chipped tooth - Some patients who grind their teeth can often develop cracks or chips. If left untreated, a cracked or chipped tooth can cause pain and discomfort when chewing or speaking, and a dentist may recommend a dental crown.
- A misshapen or discoloured tooth - Crowns can also conceal teeth that are misshapen or discoloured, giving you the uniform and whiter smile you have always wanted.
What Is the Dental Crown Procedure?
Dr Narelle Van Velzen is a skilled and experienced dentist who can save your worn or damaged tooth with durable, natural-looking restorations. The dental crown process typically takes two dental appointments at our Modbury dental practice. The first appointment will include preparation for the crown, and we will also make a mould of your tooth to send to a lab. The lab will fabricate your permanent, customised crown, and the fabrication process can take a few weeks.
In the meantime, Dr Van Velzen will place a temporary crown over your tooth so you can chew, speak, and smile with comfort. Once the permanent crown comes back from the lab, we will ask you to come in for your second dental appointment. It is during this appointment that we will place your custom crown, and you can leave our practice with a stronger, more complete smile.
Tired of Living with a Cracked Tooth?
Plaza Dental Care provides high-quality dentistry to individuals and families in Modbury and the surrounding areas. Our various dental services can treat almost any dental health or aesthetic concern, and our team looks forward to helping you attain the smile of your dreams.
We invite you to contact our practice today to book your dental appointment with Dr Van Velzen.